Kw-logo-holiday

Soccer Shin Guards - Buying Tips

Soccer shin guards are an important piece of gear to wear when playing youth soccer.
David Beckham

If you play soccer, sooner or later someone's going to kick you in the shins - and it's going to hurt. The only thing more painful is scoring on your own goal or getting kicked in the balls. One in 10 serious soccer injuries involve shins - so save yourself some pain and buy a pair of shin guards. All the pros wear shin guards and it's mandatory in most youth soccer leagues as well.

Soccer Shin Guards - Protect Yourself

Shin guards are made out of several different materials including rubber, plastic, fiberglass and even Kevlar (the stuff used to make bulletproof vests). You'll find most youth guards are made out of fiberglass, so they're a little bit lighter and less expensive. Once you get a little older (14-16 years old), you should consider some more expensive guards that can provide greater protection against harder blows.

Soccer Shin Guards - Always Wear Them

If you play forward or goalkeeper, you're more likely to get hit by the ball or get kicked from the side or behind. Make sure you buy a wider pair of shin guards that protect the sides of your calf, as well. Shin guards should fit just above the bend in the ankle to about two inches below the knee. Once you've picked up a pair of guards, wear them every time you play, whether it's in a game or in practice. You never know when someone's gonna make contact with your shin.

  • For info on buying new soccer cleats, Click Here.
  • To win a Major Leage Soccer Prize Pack, including a new soccer jersey and soccer ball, Click Here.

Related Stories:

 

 

>

readers voted!

Comments

there are 0 comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1098466574968

Soccer Injuries - What's Worse?

  • Getting cut from the team.
  • Scoring on your own goal.
  • Getting kicked in the balls.
  • Getting kicked in the shins.

related stories

Micro_cristiano-ronaldo-soccer-micro
We all know pro athletes make lots of money, but just how many millions do the top earners make? ...
Micro_rio-soccer-game-micro
Play the Rio 2 Soccer Shootout Game exclusively on Kidzworld!

Sports in the forums

PrincessAmelia
Lionel Messi!  HE PLAYS SO NICE...[though I was very sad when Argentina lost World Cup by, 1-0. But when I recalled how Argentina won by, 1-7 in Brazil vs Argentina, I was a bit happy...:)]
reply 2 days
lnwpen88
lnwpen88 posted in Dance:
Breakdance, you can post about all the latest dance style.
reply 2 days
ds8kw
My favorite football team is the Giants!! :angel they are doing sooooo bad this season but i still love them!!!  :angel
reply 4 days
blackveilbrides15
I like cheerleading  friend 
reply 7 days
nadialovesyou123
sort of not really
reply 7 days

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...